Police in Chita, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested the 79-year-old driver of a truck that hit and killed an 8-year-old boy.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Fuji TV reported that the boy, Daibu Okada, was on his way home when he was hit as crossed the road. Police said he was confirmed dead at the scene.
The driver, Eitaro Kawai, has been charged with reckless driving resulting in death. Police said the accident occurred on a straight stretch of road and that visibility was good at the time.
The boy had been attending a swimming school and just got off a bus near his home when he was hit by the truck.© Japan Today